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Appointments & Privileging

Interested in joining the Department of Family Medicine? Find out about the different requirements and membership options for physicians.

Future Members

What is required to practice in Alberta?

Alberta Practice Permit (license)

  • In Alberta, all physicians practicing medicine must be licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA)
  • For licensure process and requirements, visit their website.

Medical Council of Canada

  • The CPSA requires all medical credentials be source verified
  • For process and requirements visit their website.

Canadian Medical Protective Association (medical liability protection)

  • Alberta Health Services requires all physicians obtain and maintain CMPAmembership.
  • The CMPA provides services including legal defence, risk management, educational
  • Programs and general advice.
  • For membership application, online fee calculator & fee schedule go to their website

New practitioner registration

  • All practicing physicians require a practitioner identification number (prac id#)
  • For info on Business Arrangements with Alberta Health, visit their website.

Types of Appointments with the Department of Family Medicine

Medical Staff Appointment with Alberta Health Services

In the process of granting clinicians access to AHS facilities and resources, Medical Affairs verifies credentials and coordinates the clinical privileging in accordance with the Alberta Health Services Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules
Click here to learn more.

What are the benefits of having a Medical Staff Appointment?

  • You require a Medical Staff Appointment and clinical privileges to work in an Alberta Health Services program or facility or affiliate.
  • Enabling a connection to Alberta Health Services, including obtaining an AHS email address and access to the AHS intranet.
  • Collaborating with the University of Calgary and Calgary Zone Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to provide Family Medicine specific Continuing Medical Education (CME).
  • Receiving communications from the DFM via bi-weekly newsletter. 
  • Recognizing the amazing work of local physicians with our Annual “Family Physician of the Year” and “Specialist Physician of the Year” awards.

Send an email request to fm-appt@ahs.ca to initiate the application process. Please allow a minimum of 90 days to complete process.

Academic Appointment with the University of Calgary

Click here for a summary of the types of Academic Appointments available.

Benefits:

  • Enabling a connection to the University of Calgary including obtaining an uCalgary email address and access to the uCalgary intranet.
  • Allows you to officially grade/assess a medical learner.
  • Promoting recognition of family physician teaching and highlights the contribution of Family Medicine.
  • Access to University of Calgary sports facilities.

Send an email request to fm-appt@ahs.ca to initiate the application process. Please allow a minimum of 90 days to complete process.

Current Members

Contact us if you have:

  • Recently changed your name, moved (home or professional address), changed email address or phone number.
  • Are planning to take a leave from clinical practice for longer than 42 days.
  • Plan to move away from Alberta or retire from clinical practice.
  • Need to update your clinical privileges.